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Computer Science Students Making a Splash at School of Engineering Convocation

February 11, 2014

This upcoming School of Engineering Convocation (taking place 10:00 am, Saturday, December 15th at Popejoy Hall) will feature a strong presence from the Computer Science Department. Graduate student Monique Morin will be a speaker at the Convocation, and undergraduate student Laura Glendenning will receive the George F. Breece Award, which is awarded to the undergraduate in the School of Engineering with the highest GPA.

At the convocation, Monique will receive her PhD. Her dissertation deals with the development of new algorithms and tools for the reconstruction and characterization of phylogenetic networks. Monique, whose adviser is Prof. Bernard Moret, previously won an undergraduate Associated Western Universities Honorary Fellowship to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Laura will receive her Bachelor's degree at the convocation. Laura is no stranger to awards—she was also recipient of the Computer Science Departments's 2006 Outstanding Junior award and the Outstanding Senior award in 2007. Not content to wait for her graduate career to work on research, has worked on machine learning with Prof. Terran Lane in the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.

Congratulations to both!